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Holmsbu Art Gallery

Holmsbu is a small village located in Buskerud, Norway.[1]

Holmsbu is situated in the municipality of Hurum on the west side of the peninsula of Hurumlandet on Drammensfjord. The village had 309 residents as of 1 January 2014. The seaport village was granted city status (ladested) in 1847 but lost its status in 1964.[2]

Old wooden buildings along the waterfront are largely preserved. The village has attracted both artists and tourists. Holmsbu Bad is a hotel dating back to 1880. The hotel is situated overlooking Holmsbu harbor and Drammensfjorden. [3]

Holmsbu Art Gallery (Holmsbu Billedgalleri) was designed and constructed during the period 1963 to 1973. The art gallery focuses on the art work of Holmsbu Painters Oluf Wold-Torne (1867-1919), Thorvald Erichsen (1868-1939) and Henrik Sørensen. Holmsbu Art Gallery, which received the Architectural Award Houens fonds diplom, was designed by Norwegian architect Bjart Mohr and was opened in 1973.[4][5][6][7][8]

Holmsbu Church (Holmsbu Kirke) is constructed of wood and was built in 1887. The church has long plan and 300 seats. Holmsbu chapel (Holmsbu kapell) was inaugurated on March 23, 1887. The chapel is located in the hilly landscape on the outskirts of the village of Holmsbu ca. 500 m east of Drammensfjorden and ca. 7 km south of the main church.[9][10]



  1. ^ Holmsbu (lokalhistoriewiki.no)
  2. ^ Holmsbu (Store norske leksikon. Geir Thorsnæs)
  3. ^ Holmsbu Bad og Fjordhotell (Nomedia Norge)
  4. ^ Holmsbu Billedgalleri (Store norske leksikon. Annette Faltin)
  5. ^ Oluf Wold-Torne (Store norske leksikon. Tore Kirkholt)
  6. ^ Thorvald Erichsen (Store norske leksikon)
  7. ^ Henrik Sørensen (Store norske leksikon. Frode Ernst Haverkamp)
  8. ^ Bjart Faye Moh (Store norske leksikon)
  9. ^ "Holmsbu kirke". Den norske kirke. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  10. ^ Sigrid Marie Christie, Håkon Christie. "Holmsbu kapell". Norges Kirker. Retrieved September 15, 2016.

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Coordinates: 59°34′N 10°26′E / 59.567°N 10.433°E / 59.567; 10.433